Margaret R. Donnells
Donnells, Margaret R. Age 96, of Elmira, NY, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born in Elmira, NY on March 11, 1921 to the late Joseph and Katherine (Duscza) Jablonski. Margaret was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Thomas J. Donnells, who was a decorated Army Sergeant Major and former police chief of Elmira and brother, Leon Jablonski. She is survived by her son, Thomas (Joanne) Donnells of Dundee; granddaughter, Kaleigh Donnells of Big Flats; along with several nieces and nephews. Margaret was a member of St. Casimir's Rosary and Sacred Heart Society, Wanda Circle, RSVP, White Eagles, the Red Cross and she and her husband were officers and supporters of the Artic League. It was Margaret's wish that all service be held privately and at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital. The family would like to thank the 3rd floor staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the care given to Margaret. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.
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